"The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional as to how they perceive the veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their nation." --George Washington
Welcome to the Department of Michigan!
The Department of Michigan was chartered on June 24, 1884. There are 22 Camps and over 400 members throughout both of Michigan's peninsulas representing the interests of the Grand Army of the Republic and honoring the memory of those who "wore the blue" in defense of our nation.
The Department of Michigan's web site offers information for our members as well as for the public. Select a link to the left for:
Headquarters - Contact Information, Current officers, General Orders, Past & Present Department Commanders, and other information.
Click here for the 2016 Department Encampment minutes.
Michigan's Messenger - Our Newsletter - Wonder what we do? Read our National award-winning Department Newsletter, Michigan's Messenger.
Camps & Membership – Have a Civil War ancestor? Interested in the Civil War? Find a Camp located in your area.
Events Calendars - List your special events here! Also the Department's Administrative Calendar for important dates for Brothers and Camp and Department Officers.
Co. A, 14th MI VOL INF, SVR(Irish Rifle) - Sons of Veterans Reserve - The Cememonial Arm of the SUVCW.
Graves Registration - Know of and want to share a Civil War Ancestor's grave? Does your Civil War ancestor need a (or new) headstone? See our Graves Registration project!
Monuments & Memorials - Help us locate and catalog the Monuments & Memorials in Michigan dedicated to Civil War war soldiers.
GAR Records Project - Do you have or know where any GAR Records are? Help us locate and preserve these one of a kind records!
Ceremonies & Rituals - Interested in learning more about a holiday, a ceremony, or ritual - look here!
The Bugle Call - A page dedicated to the memory of our departed brothers.
Where We've Been - An online photo album of various events and activities of the Department of Michigan.